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Soaring over the Thames: Cable Car takes flight

 London Mayor Boris Johnson takes one of the first rides on the Emirates Air Line cable car across the River Thames in London prior to its official op...
 Boris Johnson, Mayor of London poses for the photographers inside a Transport for London's gondola lift cable car in London, Thursday, June 28, 2012....
 Backdropped by Canary Wharf financial District, the O2 is seen from a Transport for London's gondola lift cable car crossing he River Thames in Londo...
 Transport for London's gondola lift cable cars are seen across the River Thames, London, Thursday, June 28, 2012. The cable car will make the half-mi...
 Backdropped by the O2, a Transport for London's gondola lift cable car is seen across the River Thames, in London, Thursday, June 28, 2012. The cable...

Britain London Cable Car

London Mayor Boris Johnson takes one of the first rides on the Emirates Air Line cable car across the River Thames in London prior to its official op...

Britain London Cable Car

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London poses for the photographers inside a Transport for London's gondola lift cable car in London, Thursday, June 28, 2012....

Britain London Cable Car

Backdropped by Canary Wharf financial District, the O2 is seen from a Transport for London's gondola lift cable car crossing he River Thames in Londo...

Britain London Cable Car

Transport for London's gondola lift cable cars are seen across the River Thames, London, Thursday, June 28, 2012. The cable car will make the half-mi...

Britain London Cable Car

Backdropped by the O2, a Transport for London's gondola lift cable car is seen across the River Thames, in London, Thursday, June 28, 2012. The cable...

London's new cable car will be taking visitors to the river _ but presumably will not drop them in the water.
The ski lift-like system began soaring over the River Thames on Thursday, offering a bird's-eye view of the London landscape and catering to the tourists expected for the Olympics.
The cable car makes the half-mile (1 kilometer) crossing between Greenwich and the Royal Docks, a few miles (kilometers) downstream from city-center landmarks such as Parliament and the London Eye Ferris wheel.
The ride will give visitors views of Olympic Park, the Canary Wharf financial center and the Thames Barrier, massive structures in the river that keep London from flooding.
It is called the Emirates Air Line, after the air carrier invested 36 million pounds ($56 million) as part of a 10-year sponsorship deal.
Adult fares for a one-way crossing range from 3.20 pounds to 4.30 pounds ($5 to $6.66).
The Olympic Games take place July 27-Aug. 12.
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Updated : 2021-01-18 00:27 GMT+08:00